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Ian 
masc. proper name, Scottish form of John (q.v.).
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-iana 
form of -ana (q.v.) with nouns whose adjectival forms end in -ian.
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pediatrician (n.)

"specialist or expert in pediatrics," 1884, from pediatric + -ian.

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brobdingnagian (adj.)
"huge, immense, gigantic," 1728, from Brobdingnag + -ian.
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vaudevillian (n.)
"performer in vaudeville shows," 1900, from vaudeville + -ian.
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seminarian (n.)
"seminary student," 1580s, from seminary + -ian.
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-ian 
variant of suffix -an (q.v.), with connective -i-. From Latin -ianus, in which the -i- originally was from the stem of the word being attached but later came to be felt as connective. In Middle English frequently it was -ien, via French.
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tactician (n.)
"expert in tactics," 1761, from tactic + -ian.
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vulgarian (n.)
"rich person of vulgar manners," 1804, from vulgar (adj.) + -ian.
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